Music

Declan O’Rourke: Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine

A multi-city tour of Declan O’Rourke’s stunning achievement in songwriting and historical storytelling

Details

$60 general / $48 members
Date(s)

Feb 7, 2019 – Feb 10, 2019

7:30pm

Contact

Box Office

866-811-4111

info@irishartscenter.org
Location

Irish Arts Center
553 W 51st Street
New York, New York 10019

Plus US tour venues

Overview

Following last season’s sensational international tour of An Evening with Liam Ó Maonlaí and Cassandra Wilson, Irish Arts Center is pleased to be presenting Chronicles in New York, Chicago, Kansas City, Asheville, and other cities in the Northeast and Midwest.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke returns to Irish Arts Center with a powerful live performance of his epic song cycle Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, leading an eight-piece ensemble of top folk, traditional, and classical musicians, including John Sheahan of the Dubliners, Dermot Byrne of Altan, Caitríona Frost of Celtic Woman, and Cillian Vallely of Lúnasa.

Winner of a 2018 RTÉ Radio One Folk Award and inspired by O’Rourke’s own family history, Chronicles is an empathic portrait of the forgotten and a vivid musical evocation of Ireland through the incomprehensible hardship of the Great Famine.



CHRONICLES OF THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE
2019 US TOUR

FEATURING
Declan O'Rourke
with
John Sheahan, fiddle
Floriane Blancke, harp, backing vocals
Dermot Byrne, accordion
Rob Calder, bass guitar
Caitríona Frost, drums, percussion
Chris Herzberger, fiddle
Jack Maher, banjo, 2nd guitar
Cillian Vallely, uilleann pipes, tin whistle


Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, February 2
Old Town School of Folk Music | *Maurer Hall
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*Originally at Szold Hall, this previously sold out show has been moved to Maurer Hall. Tickets now available.

Kansas City, Missouri
Tuesday, February 5
Kansas City Irish Center
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New York, New York
February 7—10
Irish Arts Center
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Thursday, February 14
Tellus360
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Elkin, North Carolina
Friday, February 15
The Reeves Theater
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Asheville, North Carolina
Sunday, February 17
Isis Music Hall
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PLUS
Hamden, Connecticut
Fireside Chat: Declan O’Rourke in Conversation with Christine Kineally 
Tuesday, February 12
Quinnipiac University Theatre Arts Center
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“O’Rourke mines the darkest corners…of the Irish famine with a sensitivity that animates a raft of highly personal stories”—The Irish Times

“Compassion, romance, a sense of mortality and a sense of history run through the songs of Declan O’Rourke”—Jon Pareles, The New York Times


Purchase the album here.



Presented with support from Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide.

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Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; The Shubert Foundation, Inc.; Delta Air Lines; M&T Bank; The Ireland Funds; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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